Builder: Thomas Bantock

Year Built: 1895

Original Length: 72ft


Original Width: 6.10ft

Original Hull Construction: Iron/Rivets/Oak/Elm Composite

Narrowboat Conversion: Max Sinclair

Year Converted: 1966

Length: 58ft


Width: 6.10ft

Draft: 29"

Hull Construction: Iron/Rivets/Steel Composite

Interior Fit Out: Ken Brenchley of Brinklow Boat Services and Barrie Slowen

Roses & Castles Decoration: Phil Speight


  • Dorman 2LB (III) 3.2 litre, two cylinder, direct injection

  • Engine No. 75438

  • Built 30th May 1962 for English Electric

  • First owner: Rashleigh Phipps & Co, Kensington Square, London W8

  • Standby generator at West Drayton Airport

Cooling: Keel

Propulsion: Hydraulic

Features - from Bow to Stern

Interior Style:

  • Traditional scumbling

  • Roses & Castles decoration

  • William Morris Sanderson wallpaper & curtains

  • Many other period features


  • Over-length acrylic cratch cover by Staffordshire Canopies, May 2018


Well Deck:

  • Seating for four people

  • Removable dining table

  • Under seat storage


  • Living area with storage cupboards

  • 1.6KW Refleks 66MK oil stove

  • 12v wall and ceiling lights

  • 12v and 240v power points

  • TV aerial point

  • Portholes at front and to both sides

  • Skylight with porthole

  • Height: 6.3ft


  • Kitchen area with storage cupboards and drawer

  • Fitted sink with drainer and mixer tap

  • Fitted Vanette gas hob with separate oven and grill

  • Enclosed Morco D-51B instantaneous multi-point gas water heater

  • 12v fridge with ice box

  • 12v ceiling lights

  • Portholes to both sides

  • Skylight with porthole


  • Full height storage cupboard with hanging rail

  • Thetford Cassette access point

  • 12v ceiling lights

  • 240v power points

  • Porthole


  • Shower - ceramic tiled with sliding door enclosure

  • Sink with storage cupboard and vanity mirror

  • Full height storage cupboard

  • Toilet - Thetford Cassette C-200 CW with spare cassette

  • 12v ceiling lights

  • Porthole

Engine Room:

  • 1962 Dorman 2LB (III) diesel engine

  • 110 AH Explorer leisure battery x2 - May 2018

  • 88 AH Explorer starter battery x1 - May 2018

  • 20A 7 Stage Connect & Forget automatic battery charger - May 2018

  • Control panel and switches

  • Side hatch and doors on both sides

  • Pigeon Box

  • Portholes to both sides

  • Height: 5.6ft


Back Cabin:

  • Traditional Boatman's Back Cabin

  • Bench seats with storage

  • Bed cabinet with storage above and below

  • Premier wood burning stove

  • Laced plates and decorative brass ware

  • 12v wall lights

  • Ceiling Bullseye

  • Traditional engine control speed wheel

  • Forward and reverse control

  • Control panel

  • Sliding rear hatch and doors

  • Porthole

  • Height: 6.1ft